Kitich Forest Camp
The Mathews Mountain Range rise up out of the desert; a chain of peaks covered in dense dewy forest. Within this lush indigenous forest, Kitich Camp is an idyllic hideaway and an authentic ‘bush camp’, offering its guests a private and unique forest wildlife experience in Africa. The camp, of just 6 ensuite tents, nestles in a verdant grove of fig trees, indigenous flowering shrubs and prehistoric cycad palms, on the bank of the Ngeng River.
Ensconced in a pristine wilderness, Kitich Camp avoids traditional game drives, instead encouraging guests to explore these wild environs on foot, guided by local guides. Swim in natural rock pools formed by crystal clear mountain streams, learn traditional ways of tracking wildlife, and unwind by a cosy log fire in the evenings with nothing but the sights and sounds of this pure wilderness.
A unique forest hideaway, Kitich Camp offers exclusive accommodation for a limited number of guests, with only six ensuite tents.
Each tent overlooks the lush gorge of the Ngeng River, and consists of a cozy main bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
Three double tents, and three twin tents.
Activities & features:
Guided Forest Walks
Taking advantage of the pristine wilderness, Kitich Camp avoids traditional game drives, instead encouraging guests to explore these wild environs on foot, guided by the “masters of the forest”, the Ndorobo Samburu guides.
There are over 22 different walking trails to discover!
Swimming in Rock Pools
With crystal clear, cool waters, flowing out of a spring in the mountains, enjoy swimming with nature in this magical forest paradise.
The people of Kitich and their families within the village of Ngelai are a colourful, traditional, gentle and friendly people whose only interaction with the wider world is with the guests from Kitich.
Guests are hosted by the local people when they stay at Kitich, but guests are also welcome to drive down and the visit the market and the school in the village.
Nighttime Game Viewing
Being a forest camp, and in the style of “Tree Tops”, the cosy lounge overlooks the floodlit open river glade, and at night guests can watch elephant, buffalo, bushbuck and occasionally leopard emerge from the forest at night to drink from the river, or dig for natural salts.
“Sundowners” are a safari tradition after a day of safari: stop and watch the spectacular sunset with, traditionally, a gin and tonic in hand!
After a morning’s walk in the forest, take a moment to sit back, enjoy the smells, the colours, and the gentle breeze.
Bush picnics are a chance to enjoy breakfast, al fresco, in an open forest clearing, or by the river, surrounded by wildlife.